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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Benzo[a]pyrene

United Wappinger Water Improvement District

Benzo[a]pyrene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH, released from combustion of fossil fuels and waste incinerators. PAHs increase the risk of cancer; damage the immune, nervous and reproductive systems; and can harm developing fetuses.

 

34

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND100ND
2014ND130ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND60ND
2017ND50ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.007 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.007 ppb for benzo[a]pyrene was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 0.2 ppb

The legal limit for benzo[a]pyrene, established in 1992, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to PAH exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-06-05AT13975ND
2013-06-05AT13978ND
2013-06-05MB13986ND
2013-06-05AT13975ND
2013-06-05HT13979ND
2013-06-05HT13980ND
2013-06-05AT13977ND
2013-06-05AT13976ND
2013-06-05MB13983ND
2013-06-12AT11021ND
2014-12-0912101426CND
2014-12-0912101426-W4ND
2014-12-0912101426HND
2014-12-0912101426-W6ND
2014-12-0912101426ND
2014-12-0912101426-W5ND
2014-12-0912101426-W3ND
2014-12-0912101427CND
2014-12-0912101427ND
2014-12-0912101427AND
2014-12-0912101426AND
2014-12-0912101426END
2014-12-0912101426-W1ND
2016-07-12UW161556ND
2016-07-12UW161554ND
2016-07-12UW161555ND
2016-07-12UW161553ND
2016-07-12UW161552ND
2016-07-12UW161551ND
2017-11-28UW172958KND
2017-11-28UW172962SND
2017-11-28UW172959KND
2017-11-28UW172963SND
2017-11-28UW172961SND